The Resource Misogyny on the web : comparing negative reader comments made to men and women who publish political commentary online, by Stephanie E. Mathieu, (electronic resource)

Misogyny on the web : comparing negative reader comments made to men and women who publish political commentary online, by Stephanie E. Mathieu, (electronic resource)

Label
Misogyny on the web : comparing negative reader comments made to men and women who publish political commentary online
Title
Misogyny on the web
Title remainder
comparing negative reader comments made to men and women who publish political commentary online
Statement of responsibility
by Stephanie E. Mathieu
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This thesis studies whether women authors are disproportionately attacked and negatively affected by online reader comments. I designed a quantitative study that performed a content analysis of 1,600 reader comments posted to 16 authors who publish their political opinions online. Half of the authors were men and half were women. Half were conservative and half were liberal. Half wrote for legacy media websites and half wrote for blogs. Half of them wrote for sites that required readers to provide a valid, verifiable e-mail address before posting a comment, and half of them did not. I distributed a survey to the authors that would help shed light on my quantitative data, and 10 of the 16 authors responded. The quantitative results of my study did not support the idea that women the women authors faced more negative reader comments. There also is not quantitative evidence that sites requiring readers to provide a valid e-mail address have a smaller number of comments that contain negative language. Conservative authors received more negativity than liberals in the comments and legacy media sites had more negative comments than blog sites. Qualitatively speaking, there is some evidence suggesting that negative comments affect the women political authors more so than their male peers
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mathieu, Stephanie E
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2011.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thorson, Esther
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women authors
  • Women authors
  • Misogyny
  • Online journalism
  • Citizen journalism
  • Journalism
Target audience
specialized
Label
Misogyny on the web : comparing negative reader comments made to men and women who publish political commentary online, by Stephanie E. Mathieu, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 6, 2011)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Esther Thorson
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
748853794
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 81 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)748853794
Label
Misogyny on the web : comparing negative reader comments made to men and women who publish political commentary online, by Stephanie E. Mathieu, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 6, 2011)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Esther Thorson
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
748853794
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 81 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)748853794

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